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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 16, 2005 11:21pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

OK, D-wolf has described exactly how I feel about this controversy, which I don't feel needs to be a controversy at all.

If people don't like seeing Dead-related discussions, simply start a different one!

I too am a huge DeadHead (and make no apologies for that) but contrary to popular belief I have a great interest and listen to a large variety of other music as well. This site has turned me on to many bands, of which I would be more than happy to talk about, including RAY'S MUSIC EXCHANGE and HOME AT LAST, to name just 2....not to mention the countless other bands I've always loved and love talking about (RADIATORS, CHARLIE HUNTER, DEREK TRUCKS, MARTIN SEXTON) that are also abundant on the archive.

But there's no way I can resist a compelling thread about the Dead. I just don't see what's so bad about that, If I don';t like a particular song on the radio or show on TV, I turn the channel. It doesn't mean I stop listening to the radio or watching TV altogether. It never ceases to amaze me the vitriol that some people have towards the Dead. I don't know if they just resent the passion that DHeads have for their favorite band or if Jerry Garcia bit them when they were kids, but the anger expressed by Dead Haters really is confusing to me.

Our discussions of the best "Row Jimmy" or "Uncle John's Band" in no way threatens to wipe out the myriad of other music available for Download AND discussion on this site!

I made the mistake of responding to one particularly nasty posting not long ago that asked why there could't be some "serious" discussion of music on this site rather than the ramblings of Dead heads...but the person made no such suggestion of that "serious" discussion himself! Instead of insulting Dead Heads, just start a discussion of another band and I guarantee you'll be surprised at how easy it is to get others--including Dead Heads-- to gleefully join in.

Long live the archive!

GC

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Poster: dgrayshn Date: Nov 16, 2005 11:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

the point is .. the forum is first and foremost for technical issues... new users...

someone posting a thread asking about what the best GD song from the summer of 71 or whatever should be posted on a GD fansite...

seems like a pretty straight forward concept to me...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 16, 2005 11:50pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

If the forum is supposed to be solely for tech issues and newbie queries, fine. I'll stop posting completely. I've yet to see that as the written policy or get any warnings about it.

and it STILL doesn't address the point i'm making: Why can't tech issues, newbie questions or anything else for that matter co-exist w/postings about the Dead? Where in the world is the harm? If you see a posting about a Dead question and aren't interested, don't read it. Move on and post your own question.

Plus, the majority of Dead postings I have seen are in fact related directly to the archive b/c when someone asks a question about the best version of this or that song, they are more often than not directed to the very show that exists here in the archive. I have found dozens of great song versions based on threads from this forum. That's not pointless talk about best this or worst that...it's information that leads directly to what this site offers: great live music.

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Poster: Simard Date: Nov 17, 2005 12:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

I tend to agree w the DeadHeads here ... a sort survival of the fittest scenario is happening here ... non DeadHeads should see this as a challenge: Represent Yourselves and Your Bands. We'll listen to you and your bands, we're not as closed minded as we sometimes come across. This may sound cocky, but without the Dead it's likely than most other bands may not have adopted similar taping and trading policies. This LMA might not even exit (can't wait for the back-lash on that one!). Recall the story that Jerry told us about how he taped a Bill Monroe concert - hell, he was the first taper!

OtherHeads : represent Yourselves!

BTW, this here LMA was in Time Magazine this week... we should probably feel the effects this weekend.

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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: Nov 17, 2005 1:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: LMA in Time Magazine?

BTW, this here LMA was in Time Magazine this week... we should probably feel the effects this weekend.

Really? Just a blurb or what?

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Poster: Simard Date: Nov 17, 2005 1:40am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

Brad - Barely a blurb... it's their Great Inventions issue... talks about the new accessibility of music on line; mentions ETree/Archive specifically - also mentions the Grateful Dead specifically. I'll look at it again tonight. Have a good Thursday. - Brian

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Poster: Tyler Date: Nov 17, 2005 2:17am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

read it at the bottom of this page:


ARCHIVE.ORG/AUDIO/ETREE.PHP The Live Music Archive is where hard-core fans go to find high-quality live recordings. It is a "noncommercial" (meaning free and legal) service, but many big acts turn up on the site, including Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and the Grateful Dead.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2005 12:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: About forum posting

very well put gc! i too have not read that the forum is simply for tech questions/newbies/etc. that seems to me to be counterproductive to what the LMA stands for (at least in my opinion). the etree forum should be about the music - but i do agree that it should be in reference to bands/shows that are on the archive. Diana's "best cheese sandwich in the parking lot" comment is very valid. those are ridiculous inquiries which should be on another site's forum. but to bounce back and forth between between the archive and another fan site just to find out a good clean version of a GD song seems somewhat foolish since this is the site which holds the music.
and what if I want a good clean soulful version of Kimock's "tongue n groove"?? do i have to search out a fansite forum for kimock just to ask a simmple question that can be answered (hopefully) here?
- by the way - the "tongue n groove" from 07/01/05 is about as gorgeous as it gets.


also - i may be "dead" wrong, but it seems to me that the only people who have been pointing me in other band's directions are the same people who are posting GD strings. (case in point - the current bluegrass with drums etree forum string). Like Simard said - OtherHeads need to promote their bands here. There is nothing more refreshing musically than discovering a new, beautiful sound.

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